Ismail Merchant

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Ismail Merchant (born December 25, 1936 in Bombay , Maharashtra , India , † May 25, 2005 in London ) was an Indo-British film producer .

life and career

Ismail Merchant, born in Bombay in 1936, produced his first film in 1960: The Creation of Woman (as executive producer). In 1961, Merchant began working with American director James Ivory , with whom he worked and lived until his death. During this time, almost 50 joint films were made, which together received six Oscars . He also directed a few films and stood in front of the camera in four films.

Among the most famous films, produced the Merchant include Howards End (Original Title: Howards End , 1992), The Remains of the Day ( The Remains of the Day , 1993) - both with Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins - and room with a view ( A Room with a View , 1985) with Helena Bonham Carter and Daniel Day-Lewis .

In 2002 he was awarded the Indian Order of Padma Bhushan . Ismail Merchant died on May 25, 2005 at the age of 68 in London.


Filmography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary for Ismail Merchant in: The Economist
  2. ^ Obituary for Ismail Merchant in: The Guardian